Nearly two years ago I embarked on the most difficult project I’ve accomplished to date. No, not having a child, silly, but making and finishing a quilt!
I kid, I kid, but seriously this was time consuming. As soon as I found out I was having a girl (week 20), I ordered fabric and found a pattern. However, I didn’t have a sewing machine yet so I pieced the quilt top by hand. It took for-eh-ver. My memory fails me as to when I finished that portion–either right before the baby arrived (week 41) or just after. Then while we were in DC for language training, I purchased a machine and in my free time (i.e. times when baby was asleep and I had enough energy to stay awake and be productive, so like three times) began quilting the layers together. And a few days before Christmas I finally finished! It isn’t perfect (if you ever come over, please just don’t try to fold it…the corners will never ever match up) and I absolutely would have done things differently (the thing is mostly white…I definitely had no children when I chose the colors), but I learned so much and hope to make one again soon (this isn’t a pregnancy announcement, just a general desire to make a quilt).